Shark Tank fans received a few early Christmas gifts. First, ABC has ordered four more episodes of the hit TV show. Combined with the two additional episodes featured in October, the total order for season five is 28 episodes!
In addition, CNBC has licensed the exclusive off-network cable rights to Shark Tank. Starting on January 7, 2014 Shark Tank swims over to CNBC at 8 and 9 pm on Tuesdays.
With the holiday nearly here, why don’t we take a look at a few products that were pitched on Shark Tank that may provide the perfect last-minute present?
5. Pet Paint
First on the list, the constant companion and friend who is always there to listen – our pets. This product took a swim in the tank earlier this season. Abe Geary pitched this pet-safe, non-permanent, colored hair spray for dogs. Can you just see Fido strutting his stuff with a zebra print design or possibly a Christmas or Hanukkah themed design? While Abe didn’t even take a nibble of the deal offered by Barbara Corcoran, his business has been impacted by the “Shark Tank Effect”. He has seen an incredible amount of traffic, emails, comments, followers, fans, and critics at petpaint.com. This product is also featured on amazon.com.
4. Gift Card Rescue
Hmmm. Yes, the gift card market has been booming of late due to the ease of purchase at grocery stores, convenience stores, and just about every other retailer. However, there are billions of dollars lying around in unused gift cards. Better check the junk drawer or that old wallet. Perhaps, the card is for a store that is not nearby or perhaps the BBQ restaurant doesn’t appeal to one’s tastes. Don’t worry, the card can be traded in for cash or another gift card. The cards are purchased for between 60 and 80 percent of the card value, depending on their popularity. This product was featured in The New York Times as well as Oprah magazine. Kwami Kuadey pitched this product on the first season of Shark Tank when it was devoured by Robert Herjevic and Kevin O’Leary. Kwami was quoted in The Business Journal that sales in 2013 were expected to break $10 million. See what cards you can trade for at giftcardrescue.com.
3. Chopstick Art
This may be the perfect gift for a new homeowner or possibly the person who has everything. The baskets, soap dishes, and trivets are recycled from sets of chopsticks.
While Bryan Parks, the environmentalist and entrepreneur who conceived of these products did not get a nibble from the sharks, the products can be purchased at chopstickart.com.
2. Custom-Made Bobble Heads
For all those individuals who dreamed of becoming a sports star with their own baseball card and bobble head doll, this may offer an ego-centric gift to relive those glory days. Customers simply provide a photo, choose the desired body and TADA!….a custom-made bobble head.
Purchase your next bobblehead at www.webobble.com.
1. Ugly Christmas Sweaters
With the popularity of ugly sweater parties, this colorful article of apparel may provide the perfect present. Tipsy Elves pitched their modern-day sweaters on the holiday edition of Shark Tank for season five. In addition to colorful and amusing sweaters, this company sells other accessories including headwear. The products can be purchased on-line at the Tipsy Elves site as well as through amazon.com.
We hope we eased some holiday stress and provided a few perfect presents. Have a very happy holiday!
With the first snowflakes flying, Christmas carols playing on the radio, and nearly every retailer advertising their “Biggest Sale of the Season,” the holiday season is nearly here. With just a week until we enjoy the parade, a table filled with delicious foods, and tons of football games, we thought we would continue our focus on “Shark Tank” by discussing those product ideas that may be perfect for turkey day! Read More >>
To continue our month-long discussion on the ABC hit television series “Shark Tank” we have decided to take a look at a few of the ideas that were floated about the tank and possibly received a few nibbles from the sharks. While many individuals have tackled the subject of best and worst ideas, the best pitches to the sharks, the most lucrative deals, as well as financial flops; we decided to start with a rather broad category: a few ideas that, well, captivated our attention and we found rather intriguing. These products possibly made us ponder: “Why didn’t I think of that?” “How can I get one of those,” or “How the **** did they think of that?” Through five seasons, 253 entrepreneurs have appeared on the show providing quite a bounty of possibilities.
For the InventHelp staff at our headquarters in Pittsburgh, the “Shark Tank” took on a new meaning during baseball season. These relief pitchers led the Buccos to a winning season and their first trip to the playoffs during Buctober (yes, we even changed the name of the month) in too many years. While the team didn’t make it to the World Series, they brought back an interest and excitement for baseball in the ‘Burgh.
For the rest of the country, the more well-known “Shark Tank” is the ABC hit television series currently in its sixth season. The investors or “Sharks” include six tough talking men and women who vie to make a deal with entrepreneurs who plead their case. Executive producer Mark Burnett, the creator of “Survivor” and “The Apprentice,” adapted the show from “Dragons’ Den”, a Japanese reality TV show. Throughout the world, the venture capitalists may be referred to as tigers, dragons, lions, or sharks in Ireland, Israel, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
As every other big-network reality show has lost viewers, “Shark Tank” has been slowly building viewer success. During its fifth season, the audience grew 15 percent to reach an average 7 million viewers on what is usually a low-rated night: Friday. The show won its time slot and climbed 17 percent among young adult viewers. “It’s exciting to people, in a down economy, to be able to watch a show that can teach them how to take control of their own life: I think that’s liberating and empowering,” states “Shark” and former real-estate titan: Barbara Corcoran.
Try swimming with the sharks yourself Friday nights at 9:00pm EST on ABC and stay tuned for the rest of the month of November as we talk more about every inventors favorite TV show.
Who’s your favorite shark? Reply to @InventHelp on twitter with hashtag #FavoriteShark to join the conversation!
In case you were unaware, the entire online world is obsessed with sharks these days. The made for TV movie “Sharknado” set a record for most watched original film encore in Syfy history, due to its hype on twitter. Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” is another TV favorite. Just follow the hashtag #SharkWeek to see more shark memes than you’ve ever laid eyes on.
As the digital and invention savvy people that we are, we were more than excited to hear that there would be an even better week coming up: Shark Tank Week! This week (September 8th – 13th) features re-runs of ABC’s hit TV Show “Shark Tank”, including a favorite episode of one of the investor sharks each night. “Shark Tank Week” is a prelude to the season premiere of “Shark Tank” which airs on Friday, September 20th. Read More >>
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